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6 days ago

Associate Designer-Society6

Demand Media Santa Monica, CA

• Create web ads (for websites, newsletters and social media sites), visuals for promotional emails and print work (for ads, books and S6 zines… Glassdoor


30 days ago

Account Manager

Demand Media New York, NY

• Work with a driven and highly motivated team to support sales operations • As an Account Manager for Demand Media you will be responsible for… Glassdoor


4 days ago

Data & Visual Content Manager

Demand Media Santa Monica, CA

• Work with a driven and highly motivated team to support content creation production and delivery of content to off-network partner sites… Glassdoor


30 days ago

Sr Business Development Manager

Demand Media New York, NY

Success in this role requires an ability to work in a fast-paced environment, prioritize among multiple tasks while maintaining a keen attn. to… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

QA Engineer

Demand Media Santa Monica, CA

The eHow stack is built using PHP, Python, MongoDB and the latest HTML5 technologies. It is hosted in multiple datacenters and tightly integrated… Glassdoor


4 days ago

Content Manager-Content Solutions

Demand Media Santa Monica, CA

• Work with a driven and highly motivated team to support content creation production and delivery of content to off-network partner sites… Glassdoor


19 days ago

Manager, Demand Generation

Demand Media Santa Monica, CA

• Work across functions with product, marketing, sales and operations to build a scalable lead generation engine • Test, launch and scale digital… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Software Engineer (Fullstack)-eHow.com

Demand Media Santa Monica, CA

• Work with a team of dedicated developers in the creation of the next generation content and social media platform • Responsible for maintaining… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Sr. Software Engineer - Studio (Austin, Santa Monica, or Remote options availabl

Demand Media Remote, OR

and advance their careers. Plus, you’ll get to work in the lovely SoCo neighborhood of Austin, at our offices in the former Austin Opera House… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Software Developer/DevOps - BI

Demand Media Santa Monica, CA

We are seeking talented DevOps engineers for our data platform team to help support and scale our data platform and related systems. Qualified… Glassdoor


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    Freelance Writing Experience Simultaneously Rewarding and Frustrating

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    Current Employee - Freelance Writer in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Freelance Writer in Baltimore, MD (US)

    I have been working at Demand Media as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have been a freelance contract writer for Demand Media for several years.

    Demand's system allows me to sign into an online virtual "work desk" from my computer, choose article topics that interest me, write the articles, and -- if the editors approve the articles -- get paid for them. The online virtual "work desk" is really well-designed, and enables me to produce articles, see copies of past articles, review article payments, sign in to forums for writers and editors, and many other good features.

    I am paid regularly (twice a week) via Paypal. I receive approximately $25 to $30 per article. Articles are published very promptly.

    Writing these articles sharpened my research and writing skills. When I first went to work for Demand, I was a bit long-winded as a writer. Conforming to their requirements forced me to write in a punchier, clearer, more informative and colloquial style.

    Demand also insisted on thorough research for articles in my specialties (law, business, finance, careers, health care), forcing me to be more careful in my choice of references.

    Demand enabled me to get back into freelance writing after years away from freelance writing spent in other careers.

    Cons

    Demand funnels each submitted article to an anonymous pool of copy editors (CEs) assigned to each special topic section.

    For writers used to working with one or two editors on a regular first name basis and becoming familiar with their preferences, constantly having your articles reviewed by strangers -- usually anonymous -- can be stressful.

    Demand's editorial guidelines are ridiculously complex, and management has recently added "The Associated Press Stylebook" requirements to Demand's own internal guidelines, making it very difficult to write articles that conform 'perfectly' to the two sets of guidelines.

    CEs have difficulty applying two sets of guidelines, leading to situations in which one CE will approve an article using certain types of references or grammatical uses and the next CE will reject a very similar article, objecting to those same references or grammatical uses. This can affect a writer's overall "scores" from CEs, causing writer ratings to fluctuate dramatically, even if a writer's style has not changed.

    In addition, the CEs are of uneven quality. Some are very experienced, conscientious and polite; others are inexperienced and/or rude. Demand allows writers to rate CEs anonymously, and CEs rate writers anonymously on writer "scorecards." CE ratings of writers seem to count for more than writer ratings of CEs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest that Demand assign writers to one or two CEs in each section and give them a chance to communicate with them regularly on a first name basis, as opposed to the current system of nearly anonymous editing.

    If a writer and CE don't get along, give the writer (or the CE) the option of transferring the writer to a different CE. If a writer "flunks out" with three or four CEs, then the writer probably has a problem. If a CE consistently 'loses' writers, then that CE has a problem. You'll quickly weed out the poor quality writers and CEs using that method.

    I would also suggest that Demand use just one set of editorial guidelines, instead of two.

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